Well, folks, believe it or not, I am NOT agitating with this question. I would really like to see the biblical rationale behind EP. If I am wrong, I would like to correct. But please note, I said BIBLICAL rationale. All too often on this board someone will post a mind-numbingly long cut and paste post from a Puritan as if that is supposed to end the debate. To borrow from Luther, unless I am convinced from the Bible, I will not change my worship patterns based on the opinions of men, because we contradict ourselves. Having said all that, I am disgusted for what passes as worshipful singing in so many churches. Our post-modern distaste for doctrine has left the church with a commercial jingle approach to worship. Frankly, the best hymns I have ever encountered were based on the Psalms...but that's not really singing the Psalms, is it?